Beer Testing


With facilities in Lexington, KY and Denver, CO, Brewing and Distilling Analytical Services (BDAS) has made significant investments in equipment and training to become experts in the field of beer analysis. The brewing industry has grown exponentially over the past decade with new entrants crowding the market. Today more than ever, due to the variety of beer styles and brewing complexity, quality management has become a critical differentiator. The need for accurate, actionable information during production and post-packaging is essential to maintain quality and protect brand image. Scientific instruments at BDAS help in testing the quality, consistency, and purity of the final product.
Beer is one of the most popular beverages in the world. It consists of four main ingredients: grain, hops, yeast, and water, which can account for 95% or more of the finished product. Each of these four ingredients is responsible for a number of beer’s attributes. Beer is a highly complex mixture of many compounds including sugars, proteins, alcohols, esters, acids, ketones, and terpenes. Therefore, it is important to know what happens at every step of the brewing process, to make sure that all the ingredients are free of contaminants or adulterants, and the quality of the product is consistent with the expectations.
Water, carbohydrate, and ethanol concentration are three parameters used in the brewing industry for quality control of the final product, under the name of real extract, original extract, and ethanol content. One of the metrics to identify a quality beer is its alcohol content. Generally, you can find the final gravity (FG) and original gravity (OG) readings on the label of the beer. These readings are essential to track during production to ensure accurate measuring of the alcohol by volume (ABV) of a beer in the finished product.
Our clients rely on high-performance liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, and other analytical platforms at Brewing and Distilling Analytical Services (BDAS) to meet beer testing challenges. Our beer testing solutions can help you ensure beverage quality. While traditional quality testing methods can identify issues, delayed information leads to reactive quality decisions. Using our state of the art instruments and no-hassle analysis procedures, along with our second-to-none customer service, you can see why BDAS rises above all others and is your best choice for quality beer analysis.
Our knowledge and advanced technologies at Brewing and Distilling Analytical Services help analyze what you’ve given to us. We can achieve both qualitative as well as quantitative results. Our experience plays a major role in the process to achieve the highest quality and most reliable analytical data out there, all with the goal of providing you with the best possible information to help you make the best product you can.
Brewing and Distilling Analytical Services (BDAS) is a member of the ASBC, an organization created to bring technical uniformity to the brewing industry using chemistry, microbiology, and analytical control methods. ASBC methods of analysis were created to improve and bring uniformity to the brewing industry on a technical level. Our analysts at BDAS are dedicated to ensuring the highest quality, consistency, and safety of malt-based beverages and their ingredients.

For more information about our beer testing at Brewing and Distilling Analytical Services (BDAS), contact us in Lexington, Kentucky at (859) 278-2533 or in Denver, Colorado at (720) 450-7066.